Information system for the purpose of criminal proceedings

Project completed

The project will support the implementation of a new technology which will integrate the currently scattered information systems of the Police of the Czech Republic in order to achieve a more efficient processing of information collected by the members of the Czech Police. A study on the integration of information systems will be prepared and a new IT infrastructure will be procured following a public tender.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Czech Republic
Enhanced security and safety
Combating corruption and organised crime
01.04.2012 - 31.12.2014
CHF  1’432’181

Note: the texts under all the headings, with the exception of 'Results achieved', describe the situation before the start of the project.


The Police of the Czech Republic currently operates a scattered structure of information technologies with over sixty information systems in order to fulfil its statutory obligations. Its administration demands a higher number of specialists and causes a higher rate of overlapping of the stored data than the decided
cloud solution of all operated information systems to which the present project intends to contribute. Within its framework, all infrastructure layers (hardware, software, data and application) will be integrated and their connectivity ensured. In addition, data protection will be ensured with two separated data centres which will back up each other.


The overall goal of the project is to increase the success rate of the Czech Police in the prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of crime and thus to contribute to internal order of the Czech Republic and the security of its citizens. The project intends to contribute to ensuring an optimum administration, increasing the efficiency of processes and decreasing operational costs through purchasing and using the state-of-the-art technologies within the framework of the consolidated IT infrastructure. The project objective is to map the current information systems operated by the Czech Police, enable their integration and create a consolidated IT infrastructure providing a stable environment for the following 5 years at least after completion of the project.

Target groups

Citizens of the Czech Republic and the EU/EFTA
Police of the Czech Republic


Preparation of a study on the integration of the Czech Police’s information systems including: (i): Proposal for the consolidation of the currently scattered structure of numerous information systems into larger meaningful wholes; (ii): Proposal of the definition of assortment of the provided IT services by the central workplace; (iii): Proposal of the introduction of unified methodological management principles in IT and binding standards; (iv): The purchase and the launching of a technology
(hardware and software) integrating the Czech Police’s IT infrastructure as well as the training and the development of working procedures for the administration of the new technology.


Achieved results:  

  • Study on the integration of the information systems of the Police of the Czech Republic delivered
  • Consolidated IT system: Procured technical equipment delivered and installed. Hardware: 1 blade chasis, 6 application servers, 2 database servers, 1 adding disk array. Software: Cloud solution technology, compatible with regional police departments
  • Chosen HW optimizes energy consumption and therefore allows energy savings
  • The staff using the new hardware and software is trained through an internal users seminar.
  • The project is utilized as a basis for further stages of the life cycle of IT development.
  • Contribution to the safety of Czech and European citizens increased through increased number of successfully investigated criminal cases with effective and optimized information management of the Police of the Czech Republic.

Directorate/federal office responsible SDC
Credit area Swiss Contribution to the enlarged EU
Project partners Contract partner
Foreign state institution
  • National State Institute North

Other partners

Intermediary Body: Ministry of Interior; Executing Agency:Ministry of Interior - Police Presidium - Concept and Informatics Development Department (CIDD PP)

Budget Current phase Swiss budget CHF    1’432’181 Swiss disbursement to date CHF    1’273’812
Project phases

Phase 1 01.04.2012 - 31.12.2014   (Completed)